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Workers’ Compensation Refresher

Workers’ Compensation Refresher

Workplace accidents are an unwanted consequence of dangerous jobs, and even jobs that are not inherently dangerous can pose the risk of injury.  It is important to remember what to do in the event you are in an accident at work.

Seek medical treatment immediately after the accident occurs.  Your place of work may have a list posted of health care providers authorized by the Workers’ Compensation Board.  If you cannot see one of these providers, and it is an emergency, the provider does not need to be authorized.

Be sure the doctor treating you knows that you are seeking treatment for an accident that took place at work.  And after you have received treatment and are no longer in danger, provide your employer notice within 30 days of the accident.  This gives your employer the opportunity to begin your Workers’ Compensation paperwork in a timely fashion.